[meteorite-list] Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius Martayan and Lan"

From: John Lutzon <jl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 15:57:03 -0400
Message-ID: <07A0A1D7C4D44B46B871E84D3AF1B552_at_Home>

Thanks paul - good get...
And thanks to Nick Wilding!!!
Also, thanks to all ebay watchers
who find the "f''n" scammers.
Kudos to all..

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From: "Paul via Meteorite-list" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
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Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2018 3:44 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius Martayan and Lan"

The story of the, at first, successful forgery of
Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius Martayan and Lan" is quite
interesting. Below, there are an interesting lecture
about, which is initially overly academic, and an
open access book to read about the forgery. It is
interesting how the expectation of a "great discovery"
might have led expert to overlook some "red flags"
about its authenticity.

Some articles are:

A Very Rare Book
The mystery surrounding a copy of Galileo?s pivotal treatise.
By Nicholas Schmidl, The New Yorker, December 13, 2018

How a Book Thief Forged a Rare Edition of Galileo?s Scientific
Work, and Almost Pulled it Off in Books | February 11th, 2014

Unmasking a Galileo Forgery
Albert Van Helden, First Published July 25, 2014

An online lecture mostly about this forgery,

"Fake, Facsimile, Print: The Techniques and Technologies
of Textual Reproduction, 1450 To The Future.
CAS MillerComm 2015 Nick Wilding

The open-access book is:

A Galileo Forgery: Unmasking the New York Sidereus Nuncius
Horst Bredekamp,Irene Br?ckle & Paul Needham. Vol. iii of
Galileo?s O, edited by & Horst Bredekamp (Walter de Gruyter,
Berlin, 2014). Pp. 102. ISBN 978-3-11-035464-5.


Paul H.


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